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Postcards from Travel Near and Far by Jia-Rui

93546, Mammoth Lakes


The best skis I've ever had, on the ride up the gondola

Dear ——–,

I would not shut up today about these Stockli skis. It was totally worth buying them 70% off at Memorial Day and staring at them all summer, going mad as I waited for winter to arrive. They were awesomeness incarnate. Bryan said the surface at Mammoth was icier and slipperier today, but I didn’t notice. The Stockli Lasers glued me to the ground and rode so smoothly that the jarring I felt yesterday with my lighter Salomon Mynx skis didn’t bother me at all today. (The Salomons turn on a dime and float on snow, so I’ll probably use them on fresh powder days and tree runs.) The new skis required a bit of change in attitude. Turns took a little longer to develop, so I had to find a Zen-like state. I had to know that if I just eased into turns, I’d make them in time. And even though I felt more relaxed piloting these skis, I was actually whipping more quickly down the slopes.


Author: postmarkhere

I'm a journalist based in Los Angeles who has always said that writing postcards for a living would be a dream job. The posts -- short enough to fit on an actual postcard -- chronicle recent travels near and far. I could blab on about being inspired by epistolary novels, the short poems of Emily Dickinson, and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" pieces, but I'll just say that I'm aiming to give you a sense of flavor of a place without boring you to death. Wish you were here!

4 thoughts on “93546, Mammoth Lakes

  1. she’s not kidding everyone… she really loves these new skiis. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Wow. Nice! I need a pic of these skis.

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